The week ahead: Kids’ events


VEGETABLE CIRCUS You’ll be hungry for fruits and veggies after watching “Living in Balance.” The interactive performance, part of the Cambridge Arts Council’s Summer in the City series, explores healthy themes through circus and comedy. Aug. 6, 10 a.m. Free. Sacramento Field, across from 20 Sacramento St., Cambridge. Rain location: Baldwin School, 28 Sacramento St. 617-349-4380,

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OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE We suggest bringing the family to this living history museum exploring New England life in the 1830s during August, because for the whole month kids get in free. This weekend there’s an added bonus – Redcoats & Rebels, a Revolutionary War re-enactment. Aug. 3-4, re-enactment. Regular hours 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (open until 8 p.m. Aug. 3). $24, $22 seniors, kids free during August. Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830,

MAYOR MENINO’S MOVIE NIGHTS Bring blankets and chairs, and enjoy the movie “Miracle” under the stars. Arrive early for family activities courtesy of the Boston Children’s Museum Big Cake Tour. It’s all free, including the popcorn. Aug. 5, 7 p.m. Free. Medal of Honor Park, 775 East First St., South Boston. Through Aug. 26 at various locations. 617-635-4505,


DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND This zany bunch of musical adventurers is known to scores of kids from their music videos on Jack’s Big Music Show, and Chuck E. Cheese. They’re touring in support of their new release “The Dirty Socks Come Clean.” Aug. 4, 4:30 p.m. $12, under 2 free. Regattabar, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 617-395-7757,

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BOSTON COMIC CON Comic book nerds unite at a convention featuring a film fest (zombie-themed movies on Sunday), more than 200 comic book creators and merchants, a costume contest, and a Magic the Gathering tournament. Celebrities scheduled to attend are Laurie Holden of “The Walking Dead,”Kristen Bauer of “True Blood,” and Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman of “The Hobbit.” Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rescheduled from April. $25, $40 weekend pass. Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston.

NAUKABOUT FESTIVAL Hit the beer pavilion, eat locally sourced oysters and clams, and listen to a lineup of musical acts including Jukebox the Ghost, David Wax Museum, Adam Ezra Group, Baker Thomas Band, Otis Grove, Tall Heights, and Sally Taylor (daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon). Aug. 3, noon-10 p.m. Rain or shine. $39, $29 advance. Barnstable County Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, Route 151, East Falmouth.

BLUEBERRY DAY Celebrate the sweetness of native blueberries by eating homemade blueberry dessert and observing while jam is made. Cookbook author P.J. Hamel shows you how to whip up cream cakes, scones, and more from 1-3 p.m. The Cape Cod Woodturners offer craft displays and demonstrations on the grounds. Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dessert served 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $4. Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen, 6 Discovery Hill Road, East Sandwich. 508-888-6870,

SAINT AGRIPPINA’S FEAST Saint Agrippina Di Mineo’s honorary feast originated in Sicily, but you can honor the patron saint of thunderstorms, leprosy, and evil spirits right here in Boston. Festivities include a procession accompanied by a marching band, live music, games, and plenty of food. Aug. 2, 7-11 p.m. Aug. 3, 1-11 p.m. Aug. 4, 1-10:45 p.m. Hanover Street, North End, Boston.

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